Ready Player One

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Crown/Archetype, Aug 16, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages

Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read

The worldwide bestseller—now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg.


In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he's jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade's devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world's digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator's obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them. 

But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.

 

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User Review  - cindywho - www.librarything.com

YA for nerdy genXers. Popcorn addictive. (fluffy and a few bits stick in your craw) Getting Wil Wheaton to narrate the audiobook was a fabulous idea. Read full review

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What more can I say about a book that a lot of people have read recently? Ready Player One is about a witty teenager named Wade that loves video games. He uses them to escape the dire reality of Earth ... Read full review

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Contents

Chapter 0000
Level One
8
Chapter 0001
9
Chapter 0002
23
Chapter 0003
33
Chapter 0004
43
Chapter 0005
48
Chapter 0006
57
Chapter 0020
195
Chapter 0021
203
Chapter 0022
211
Chapter 0023
221
Chapter 0024
229
Chapter 0025
236
Chapter 0026
244
Chapter 0027
254

Chapter 0007
64
Chapter 0008
73
Chapter 0009
83
Chapter 0010
96
Chapter 0011
104
Chapter 0012
112
Chapter 0013
124
Chapter 0014
130
Chapter 0015
144
Chapter 0016
156
Level Two
163
Chapter 0017
164
Chapter 0018
175
Chapter 0019
185
Level Three
262
Chapter 0028
263
Chapter 0029
270
Chapter 0030
277
Chapter 0031
289
Chapter 0032
298
Chapter 0033
307
Chapter 0034
321
Chapter 0035
329
Chapter 0036
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Chapter 0037
344
Chapter 0038
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Chapter 0039
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About the author (2011)

ERNEST CLINE is an internationally best-selling novelist, screenwriter, father, and full-time geek. He is the author of the novels Ready Player One and Armada and co-screenwriter of the film adaptation of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg.  His books have been published in over fifty countries and have spent more than 100 weeks on The New York Times bestseller listHe lives in Austin, Texas, with his family, a time-traveling DeLorean, and a large collection of classic video games.

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